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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Meghan Carroll - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Baja California, Mexico Study Abroad Program
Universidad Autonoma De Baja California
Country: Mexico
Location: Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, Tecate
Language: Spanish (2 years college level required)
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Most majors
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU Tuition, room & board
February 15 for the following fall (Some exceptions may apply)


Program Overview

The Universidad Autonama De Baja Califonia (UABC) offers a wide variety of majors at four different campuses located throughout Baja. As one of MSU's newest exchange sites, UABC offers a wonderful opportunity to experience Mexican culture and improve your Spanish language skills in a very scenic part of the world.

Academic Program

UABC offers 50 undergraduate degrees, 17 masters, 1 doctorate and 18 specializations. The University has 4 main campuses located in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, and Tecate. Each campus has its own unique academic programs. See the list below for undergraduate majors at each campus (for a graduate program listing see the UABC catalog located in the International Opportunities Resource Center).

Mexacali: Architecture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Human Sciences, Social and Political Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Medicine,Institute of Research in Veterinary Sciences, Dentistry, Pedagogy, Nursing, and a Language School.

Tijuana: Chemical Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, Law, Economics, Medicine, Dentistry, Tourism, and Humanities.

Ensenada: Sciences, Marine Sciences, Engineering, and Accounting and Business Administration.

Tecate: Engineering

Language of Instruction

All classes will be taught in Spanish  


Students with the language proficiency noted above who have completed one full academic year of university level work with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at Universidad Autonama De Baja California are eligible.


Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Universidad Autonama De Baja California. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Universidad Autonama De Baja California satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their adviser and the office prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.


Sitting between the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Baja California offers over 3,000 miles of scenic coastline, most of which is undeveloped. Just a few miles inland, mountains straddle the peninsula, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students attending UABC will pay tuition, room and board at MSU in a similar amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student should plan for additional expenses, such as travel related cost (e.g. airline tickets, etc.) Remember to plan for extra expenses including travel and purchase of souvenirs as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be used for study abroad at UABC. Additional costs for study at UABC (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.


All applications are online and can be found on the MSU study abroad page.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on February 15 (some exceptions may apply) to study at UABC the following fall.


Additional Information

For additional information on study at UABC, contact

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

UABC's Home Page: